As discussed at the Faculty Staff Convocation in August, Jacksonville State University will participate in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaffirmation process to conclude in spring 2014. SACS reaffirmation will result in the University’s regional accreditation. Part of the requirement of SACS accreditation is the development of a university-wide assessment plan, called the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), that once approved will be implemented the following five years (2015-2020).
SACS requires that the QEP development process include “an institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focused on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution” (The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, 2010. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, p.19).
SACS also requires that the QEP:
Demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP; includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP; and identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement. (The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, 2010. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, p.25).
The deadline for submitting the RFP is Thursday, March 15, 2012
Please click on the following link http://www.jsu.edu/oira/docs/QEP_RFP.pdf or on the SACS QEP link at the bottom of the JSU Home Page and then click on QEP Reference Room and then Quality
Enhancement Plan – Request for Proposals.
If you have any questions, please call Dr. Alicia Simmons, Director – Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at 256-782-8145.